The Project Management Answer Book – A Book Review

PM-answer-book-logoThe Project Management Answer Book‘s second edition builds a solid foundation on the first edition by addressing issues such as key principles of project management, scrum agile and many additional PMP test tips. The update maps are structured closely to the PMBOK Guide V5 and are designed to assist in the studying of PMP exams and any other certification exams.

Book Details

This second edition book has 488 pages, and was published in English by Management Concepts Press on 1st December 2014. The front cover of the book has an amazing theme illustrated in red with the title written in a combination of both yellow and black. The back cover gives a clear description of the contents highlighting the various benefits that are derived by reading the book.


$69 for the book edition or $44.31 for the Kindle edition


Target Audience

The book targets all persons who have invested interests in project management. The target ranges from individuals, project team members and other stakeholders. The book gives PMs various formulas they need to know and also shows certification candidates how to prepare and self-test themselves. The newbies in project management will specifically be amused with the easy to read style and the Q&A format. The experienced managers will equally be thrilled with the new tools and skills that are talked about in this new edition.

What Customers Say

Dominic Matar (Amazon) says that this book is organized in a very reader friendly Q&A format covering each knowledge area as defined by PMI’s PMP standards in a sequential manner. He further says that the book is written from the point of view of an expert and an educator in project management.

Daniel Forero, a verified Amazon purchaser, thoroughly recommends this book to anyone who is studying to take the PMP exam. He says he used the book to pass his PMP exam

Jennifer says that the book helped her pass the PMP exams with flying colors. She combined this book with Andy Crowe’s book to give her the next level understanding essential for the PMP exams.

Content, Approach, Style

The Project Management Answer Book is divided into various sections that cover areas such as networking and social media tips for PMs. This includes the best professional organizations, virtual groups, and podcast resources.  The various sections of the book also includes formulas that project managers need to know and various templates that help certification candidates prepare and test themselves for their exams.

The book also encompasses quick study sheets for the various processes covered on the PMP exam key changes and in PMBOK Guide V5. This book is more than a textbook as it gives a clear guideline on the PMP exams by highlighting various methodologies by using the easy to read style and the Q&A format.

Why Buy the Book

The book comes at an affordable price and it also gives a solid foundation on the first edition. This book is also a must have as the author’s writing style is clear, concise and engaging. It is essential for studying for the PMP and other certification exams.

Books that Compliment

The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try by Andy Crowe is a book that equally talks about how to pass the PMP certification exam.

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge by Project Management Institute is another book that serves as a basic guide to PMBOK for anyone that wants to learn more about the topic.


Jeff Furman, PMP, is the author who after 15 years of managing IT projects for Fortune 100 financial firms, now teaches several levels of PM for New York University’s school of professional studies and Schack Institute of Real Estate. The author also trains military PMs at various posts throughout the US and has also conducted PMP and train-the-trainer courses for IIUSA, Unitek Education, and Netcom Learning, where he twice won Netcom Instructor of the Year award.

$69 for the book edition or $44.31 for the Kindle edition


Moiz Noorani

Moiz is a member of the expert writer team for He has written more than 100 articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry on this site.